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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - December 22, 2001, New Braunfels, Texas High school hoops act NEW BRA SATURDAY December 2001 16 pages in 2 sections pages in scccti HERALDZEITUNG 34 Serving New Braunfels and Comal County since 1852 50 cents Bush Bin Laden might slither away but will be caught BY RON FOURNIER Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON Osama bin Laden may slither out of but he wont escape the global reach of President Bush said He said the Unit ed States would send troops to nations seeking help to hunt down In a bluntly worded call to the president told world leaders Thank you for your I appre ciate your Now arrest somebody if theyre in your Gathering reporters in the Oval Office for an endofthe year Bush pro nounced 2001 a success for the Republican domestic agenda and Americas bud ding war on He praised lawmakers for cut ting taxes and reshaping fed eral education but called Congress failure to pass economic legislation a big A lot of people are going to ask the Why couldnt you get something done Bush he said it was unclear whether an economic revival bill would be needed when Con gress returns in late Janu The war on terrorism dominated the just as it consumed the final three months of Bushs first year in The country is more secure today and less vul nerable to attack than before because the enemy has made it clear that we are a and weve respond the president said 101 days after suicide hijackings over New Washington and Is still totally safe And thats as Ive told my main job my main worry for America is to prevent another he Bush and his first lady Laura showed off See Two one week Girls lived in same mobile home park BY RON MALONEY Staff Writer Danny Marshall and his were lis tening to Christmas music and building benches Friday afternoon in front of a little workshop at their home in Coastal Bend mobile home At age Bryce can work a and does a lot of His mom and dad teach him all the smart Danny watching as the boy moved a palm sander across a cedar I teach him the stuff my father taught He sanded a whole one the other day we sold it and it went to Marshall The back yard at Marshalls home is fenced and a couple of dogs guard the The yards wellprotect he The reference to protec tion is but shouldnt be Christmas is a little differ ent this year in Coastal Bend mobile home Marshall lives on a short street where he can look down the hill and see the home of Tiffany See CHRIS Bryce and his work on making a bench out of cedar fence posts Friday in the Coastal Bend mobile home park where 6yearold Brittany Lange was found dead who works at his home a few houses down from the Lange said My grandson means the world to me Its hard when something like this hits close to Teenager dies of injuries sustained in accident FROM STAFF REPORTS SAN ANTONIO The 14year old New Braunfels girl who was struck by a pickup truck Monday night died of her injuries early A University Hospital official said Tiffany Barnes died at Thursday in a hospital inten sive care Barnes suffered major injuries shortly after 6 Monday in the 1400 block of Texas which is near the Sac N Pac store between New Braunfels and Clear According to a New Braunfels Police Department she was hit as she crossed Texas 46 on foot in front of a pickup truck driven by a 38yearold San Marcos She was flown to San Antonio shortly Comal Independent School District spokeswoman Kari Hutchison said school officials first took action on Tuesday when they heard of the Weve been offering extra coun seling all week long to any stu dents who wanted to visit with Hutchison Report shows country plunging into recession faster BY JEANNINE AVERSA Associated Press Writer faced with shrinking were tightfisted in November after their spending rose by a record amount the month Another report released Friday showed the coun try sinking into recession during the third quarter at an even faster rate than previously analysts believe the econo which slipped into recession in will stage a recovery by the Although the Commerce Depart ment reported that consumer spending fell by percent in economists had been bracing for an even larger They said the decline largely reflected a pullback in spending on Incentives werent quite as juicy in November as in October when people bought a lol of cars and Theres no way that extra ordinary pace could hold said Stuart chief economist for PNC Financial Services I also think the impact of zero percent financing is wearing Economists said frees auto financ ing was a major factor in Octobers record percent increase in con sumer The Commerce Department also reported that gross domestic prod the total output of goods and services produced within the Unit ed declined at an annual rate of percent in the JulySep tember the worst perfor mance in a The government previously esti mated that the economy contract ed at a rate of percent in the third quarter its initial estimate pegged the decline at a per cent See Officials prepare for jump in traffic FROM STAFF REPORTS Christmas shoppers arent the only ones girding themselves for the holi Public safety officials are and advise drivers and travelers to do the same as millions take to the New Braun e 1 a Police Depart m e n t Patrol Tony C e 1 1 i said Christ mas Day is light for traf fic until late in the when people are driving Theres going to be quite a bit of traffic out here on Our biggest problem in New Braunfels wont be on our but people going through on the CeUi All the construction makes it even tougher here in New Hope with the holiday falling on Tues the driving will be spread out over the weekend But after Christ everyone will be leaving at he Also to be factored Celli are folks who drive through to San Antonio for college bowl Its just going to be a lot of Celli Stay be watch out for the other guy and stay off the Inter if you Celli In Comal sheriffs patrol Brent Paullus said the message is the same as it is on eveiy holiday that peo ple The best thing to do when planning to go away for the is prepare and plan Paullus Be sure your vehicles in good oper ating all your lights are all that sort of Paullus Whats Up In case of travel emer gency Dial 911 Department of Public Safety Roadside Assistance Hotline 800 5255555 Wireless customers can dial free of air time charges anywhere in Texas Weather conditions 830 6063600 Road conditions 800 4529292 Road detours See INSIDE Abby 5A Classifieds Comics 4B Crossword 5A Forum 6A 4A Movies 5A Religion 8A Sports Today 2A Key Code New Braunfels High School freshman Cadet Chas dressed as delivers toys Thursday to families with the help of the NBHS JROTC as part of the Toys for Tots JESSIE HeraldZeitung Toys for Tots lets JROTC cadets play Santa Claus to local youth BY JENNIFER MCMICHAEL Staff Writer He had been feeling down his mom But when New Braunfels High School students arrived on Thursday with Christmas her 11yearold son was all I would like to this is so cool he The students are members of the Marine Corps JROTC pro gram participating in Toys for Led by John marine they will have made about 60 deliveries before Weve been doing it for the fourandahalf years that Ive been out Medrano It started Weve done it every See
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